You can sign up for the August meeting of the Agile Austin QA SIG:

We hope to see you there!

About the Quality Assurance Special Interest Group Meeting

The primary goal of the meeting is to facilitate informal discussion relating to agile testing. The meeting starts with a short presentation by a speaker (for this month, Jill Ott) whose purpose is to provide a focus for discussion.

The group is facilitated by Colin Turner, Dev Manager at Shango, and Ben Rogers, Quality Architect for Sendmail, Inc.

Food and Drink

Pizza and drinks will be provided courtesy of Agile Austin.

Informal Directions and Parking Info

Hyperformix is on the south side of Lake Austin at the 360 Pennybacker bridge.

  • Coming down 360 from the north, turn right into the first driveway (immediately) after the bridge.
  • Coming up 360 from the south, exit right before the bridge, take the turnaround under the bridge and then turn right into first driveway.

You can park in the open lots or any of the garages that aren’t indicated as reserved.  The meeting will be held on the first floor.

Seating is limited!

Please make sure you are able to attend this session.  Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.  We want to give everyone the opportunity to attend, so please only sign-up if you are committed to attending and have an interest in the topic.  Meetings are held on a monthly basis, and topics vary, so don’t worry if the topic for this month does not interest you–there will be plenty of chances to attend future events.  If you have an idea for a future discussion, please tell us!.  These sessions are valuable to both newbies and experienced alike, and folks from all disciplines are welcome.
About the Program

TDD & BDD for the rest of us: A high-level overview


Test-driven development (TDD) and Behavior-driven development (BDD) are subjects that QA professionals are becoming increasingly involved in. The concepts are more closely intertwined than many might realize. In this discussion, we will begin with some basic definitions. The link between TDD and BDD will be described, and then we will branch out into success stories as well as challenges that we face implementing and interacting with both.

Speaker Bio

Jill Ott is a Senior QA Engineer at PeopleAdmin. She has been testing software and doing her best to assure the quality of software and its processes for over 8 years. She is an avid advocate of Agile processes. Recently Jill began learning Ruby on Rails and Cucumber for test automation, and is loving the challenge! In her spare time, she is learning to play guitar, and loves outdoor activities, especially snow skiing in the winter